537. Vacation with selfie
Do you remember summer holidays before cell phones and internet? Somewhere in the sea, while sunny rays shine, you are writing postcard to your friends and parents, to notify them how you have fun. Or you call them to talk about warm sea and how you get tanned, how many sexy guys are here and how many women in topless you noticed. After this you will close your eyes and drink your cocktail, trying to relax and forget obligations. I remember i was happy every summer because it was my chance to see something new, and to take a break from exams. Later, my batteries were filled and i was new person.
This year i was on vacation on Island of Pag , famous Zrce beach with many parties. This place was familiar as Sodoma and Gomora, and even it was my seventh time to travell there, every time people were wondering about rumors, is that really true. Sex in forests, man who stabbed other with knife and stole his cell phone, dead man found on the beach were just few of many news from this place. The main story was not in reality, it was behind the scene. In the middle of beach parties and crystal blue sea, technology takes over like in movie Terminator.
People were staring on their cell phones more than in mirrors. Girls take photo with waterproof camera even in the sea. Every coffee bar has wi-fi connection and after you drink coffee you can be logged on internet if you wish this. When i was walking on the scales i almost push young girl who were busy with her laptop.
Sun, sea, and sexy people around, but all are staring in their gadgets? The main tragedy was next.
"I can't connect on internet. "
"My battery is low. "
"He blocked me from facebook, what can i do?"
"This bitch sent to me provoking message in inbox, i wish to kill her. "
While i was in night club Papaya , in VIP seats, four gorgeous girls were sitting in fashionable clothes, not interested what is happened around them. Guys tried to approach them without success, and they were typing on their cell phones, focused only on this like it will be end of the world.
Ok, i admit that i connected myself also to check my profile and greet my friends, but when my partner warned me that i am not listening him, i put my mobile phone in purse. Yes, he has right, if i will typing messages, how can i listen to him? And what is so important on internet, that it can't wait?
How people can ruin their vacation, how they might miss something beautiful and regret later?
Are you one of those people?
You are checking your official email every hour.
You are going everywhere with your selfie stick.
You spent money on credits at phone, and now you can't buy yourself a drink.
Your camera is open and you have thousand photos in your folders.
When someone ask you who was there, you must check your photos.
You call your boss to check is everything allright at work.
You allow your client to call you while you are on the beach.
You check your facebook or twitter even in the middle of the night.
Between all this options, you are forced to choose what is more important to you. Peace and vacation, or to be in the virtual game even when you are far away from home? I understand your doubts and fears, that someone will delete you if you are not online or that you will miss latest gossips. Well, real friends will be satisfied with one note that you are ok and that you enjoy in wild parties. Later, when you came back you can share all photos and news.
The best photo is indeed spontaneous. When you don't care about your mascara and lipstick, when your dress is ruined with salt and foam is on your face, when your beer is warm because you can't drink anymore, and smile on your face talks everything.
I saw two girls in the sea who entered with perfect makeup and all techology, to act like Pamela Anderson in Baywatch. Then, one girl blamed others to look fat on photo because photo was not taken from real angle.
Later, while i was travelling home, i was tired and happy. I was exhausted from swimming and dancing, i took few photos from ferry and give promise to this place to travel again next time. Somewhere near me, girl took phone and said:
"I will make new facebook and i will not add him anymore. No , he is a jerk. "
I was happy because this disease did not hit me too much. Internet is good servant, but really bad master.